Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

At Leighton Taylor we are committed to protect and respect your privacy in compliance with EU General Data Protection Regulation GDPR 2016/679, dated 27th April 2016. This privacy statement applies to use of our service, marketing and contract fulfilment activities and also individuals seeking a job with Leighton Taylor.

Who are we?

Leighton Taylor provides recruitment services in the UK and will act as the Data Controller for your information.

This privacy policy explains how Leighton Taylor Consulting uses and protects any information that we collect about you.

Leighton Taylor Consulting is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and you can be assured that your personal data will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

This privacy notice includes:

  • our contact details;
  • why we are processing your data and what our legitimate interests are for processing your data;
  • how long we will store your personal data for;
  • your right to request that we correct any incomplete or inaccurate data about you;
  • your right to request that we erase your personal data;
  • if you have given consent, that you can also withdraw that consent;
  • your right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).


What is personal data?

Personal data is data that can identify you as a living individual. There is general personal data such as name, address, National Insurance number and online identifiers/location data. Sensitive personal data includes information on physical and mental health, sexual orientation, race or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, trade union membership and criminal records.

What information we collect about you

We collect information about you through either our website, job boards, social media and other publically available sources and events/meetings that our consultants may attend.

We may collect and process (but is not exhausted to) the following personal information for candidates which does not include any sensitive data:

  • name/contact information including email address, postal address and telephone number(s);
  • DOB and right to work details;
  • employment history including current and previous employers and salary information;
  • education detailing training and qualifications, memberships and references.


We may collect and process the following personal information for clients which does not include any sensitive data:

  • name/contact information including email address, postal address and telephone number(s);
  • company information such as structure, turnover, job vacancies and salary information.


We may also collect information if you voluntarily complete surveys, provide feedback, testimonials and participate in competitions. Your name may also be given to us via another person, by way of our ‘Refer a Friend’ scheme. Website usage information is collected using cookies. We will never collect more personal data than we need to in order to fulfil our duties with you.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information for the following reasons:

  • to provide you with information regarding job vacancies;
  • to provide or offer recruitment services;
  • internal/staff record keeping; and
  • to improve our services.

Our legal basis for processing your data will be either that we have obtained your consent, or that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you. We may collect data if it is considered to be of legitimate interest, and if this interest is not overridden by your privacy interests. Before data is collected, normally we make sure an assessment is made, ensuring that there is a mutual interest between you and Leighton Taylor.

In order to provide you with recruitment services we may disclose or transfer your data to prospective employers but only with your prior consent.

Using your details, we may periodically contact you about relevant services or products offered by Leighton Taylor Consulting and we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests. We will not disclose any personal information but may monitor and disclose website statistics. We may analyse and disclose aggregate statistics about our site visitors and candidates in order to describe our services to prospective partners, clients and for other lawful purposes, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.

We may have to disclose personal information, if required to do so by law or if we believe that such action is necessary, to protect and defend the rights, property or personal safety of the Firm.

We will never share your information for marketing purposes with other companies outside of Leighton Taylor Consulting.

Data retention

Leighton Taylor only retain Client Data and Candidate Data for as long as we provide our recruitment services or otherwise for a limited period of time as long as we need it to fulfil the purposes for which we have initially collected it, unless otherwise required by law. We will retain and use information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

We will retain your information whilst you are actively searching for a role (unless you inform us otherwise, or request deletion of your information) for a period of no more than 3 years. If you are inactive and not currently engaged in job-hunting, Leighton Taylor will hold your information under legitimate business interest, then remove from our database and any other secure holdings within 6 years.

Data Processing of Minors

No data will be held on minors as Leighton Taylor do not offer recruitment services to minors (anyone under the age of 18).


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. Our CRM database provider is Microdec, a leading global supplier of specialist recruitment software. You can view their Privacy Policy by visiting Our data is stored on external servers hosted by Microdec, located in the UK, which are constantly monitored.

However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

On we use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer.

Making a complaint to the ICO

If you wish to make a complaint to the Information Commissioners Office, visit or call 0303 123 1113.

Changes to this policy

Leighton Taylor reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time. The applicable version will always be found on our website. We encourage you to check and revisit this page/document periodically to stay aware of any changes to this Policy, to ensure you are happy with them. Your continued use of our service after the revised Policy has become effective indicates that you have read, understood and agreed to the current version of the Policy.

Access to your information, correction and controlling your personal information

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date.

If you have consented to receive marketing information, you have the right to withdraw that consent and you may opt out at a later date. You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. You also have the right to request that we correct or remove information that you think is incomplete or inaccurate, and the right to request that we erase your personal data. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, or have your information updated, corrected or deleted, then please contact We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

You also have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you (a Subject Access Request/SAR). If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email us – or write to us at the following address – SAR Request, Giles Taylor/Data Controller, Leighton Taylor Consulting, 24 Greville Street, London EC1N 8SS. We may make a small charge for this service.


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